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The Blue Devils marched out to a 30-7 intermission lead.

Five observations from Duke football's first half against Kansas

It’s been an up-and-down ride for the Blue Devils through the opening half of this matchup. After Duke opened up the game with a Mataeo Durant touchdown for the lead, it’s been a back-and-forth affair since with six lead changes for a score of 24-21 in favor of Kansas heading into the locker room. Here’s five of our observations from the first half:

Redshirt senior safety Lummie Young IV forced two turnovers against Northwestern last week.

Beats' picks: Can Duke football win its third straight game of the season against Kansas?

Every football game, our beat writers Cam Polo, Jake Piazza, Max Rego, Alex Jackson, Micah Hurewitz and Jonathan Levitan will be here to  give you their picks for Duke's upcoming matchup, and we'll keep track of their prediction records every week. Duke hosts Kansas Saturday at Wallace Wade Stadium for a 4 p.m. kickoff where the Blue Devils enter as 16-point favorites.